Things to Do in Los Angeles in September, October 2017

Although there doesn’t seem to be a perceptible shift in weather, fall in LA is still a special time, with lots of amazing things to do.

Here at Funtober, we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest and best activities in the area. Once you’ve finished everything on the list, explore the links we’ve provided to the full pages of events in each category, and make the most of your fall this year!

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LA Fall Festivals

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LA Pumpkin Patches

Boccali Ranch - Ojai, CA
Pumpkins are available seven days a week starting in early October. Hayrides offered on Saturday and Sunday. Try their next door pizza and pasta restaurant. Join them for a haunted hayride through their corn field on select Friday and Saturday evenings in October. The restaurant does a special Italian buffet on hayride nights. They are located at 3277 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA. It is about 78 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

CSU Pumpkin Festival - Pomona, CA
The festival runs each October.  Cal Poly Pomona’s annual pumpkin festival is one weekend in October offering pumpkins right out of their patch. Thousands of pumpkins will be available. Corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides and kids activities available for a weekend of fun. The insect fair features 500,000 live and preserved insects for your viewing pleasure. Play the games available in the student booths. Join them in the morning for the pancake breakfast. The festival happens on Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are free. There is a cost to food and activities. Pumpkins from the patch are $5. Proceeds benefit the College of Agriculture student clubs and activities. The Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch puts on this event and has over 4,206 Facebook likes. Their address is 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768. It is about 27 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Fillmore & Western Railway Co. - Fillmore, CA
The run special event trains all year.  On October 10th ride the Pumpkinliner train to their private patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center and Emporium. Enjoy a carousel, arts/crafts, face painting and more. All of their trains are historic, restored pre-1950s locomotives. Their address is 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore, CA 93015. It is about 55 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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LA Haunted Houses

All Saints Lunatic Asylum - Apple Valley, CA
All Saints opens every Friday and Saturday nights starting in early October.  Check their web page for additional dates.  Tickets are $13.  Don’t miss Southern California’s innovative and terrifying haunted attraction experience!! Our 6,000 sq ft haunt is built and acted in by over 60 volunteers, just for the sole purpose of providing a high quality Halloween experience. All proceeds go to improving the haunt the following year unless it is a fundraiser night in which case signs will be posted.  ASLA is a haunted attraction designed for entertainment purposes. Content is fictional.

Caitlin Manor Haunted House - San Bernadino, CA
Opens in late October and through 10/31. Lots of scary clowns and weird dolls in this place.  Expect to have nightmares.  Open Friday and Saturday nights in October.  Also they have a kid-friendly hour from 6-7pm ($7), followed by the scary version from 7pm to 11pm ($8). Admission is a fundraiser.

Creep Los Angeles - , CA
Note there is some doubt that California will all haunt attractions to open this fall due to the virus.  Creep is located at 2316 N. San Fernando Rd. in Los Angeles. It takes about 60 minutes to go through this multi-sensory experience of fright. You go through the attraction in groups of 8 to explore the hidden scenes, intimate encounters and moments of fright. Expect to be scared.  Opens late September and runs Thursday through Sunday nights in October.  CREEP IS A FULLY IMMERSIVE, MULTI-SENSORY, WALKTHROUGH EXPERIENCE. GUESTS ARE GUIDED BY A CAST OF CHARACTERS INTO A REALM OF FRIGHTFUL SITUATIONS AND ONE-ON-ONE ENCOUNTERS, ALL DRIPPING WITH STYLE AND DREAD.

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LA Ghost Tours

Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours - Fullerton, CA
2.5 hour walking history tours of haunted locations throughout Fullerton in September and October. Potential locations visited include Plummer Auditorium, the historic California Hotel (now known as Villa del Sol) and the police station.Meets at Fullerton Museum on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. Cost is $15-18 with the special Halloween tour available for $20-25. Arrive early to meet members of the North Orange County Paranormal Society and hear about the latest in paranormal research techniques.

Ghost Tours of Catalina - Avalon, CA
a 1 hour walking tour of Avalon on Catalina Island that discusses the history and paranormal activity of the area’s locations.

Ghost Walk Riverside - Riverside, CA
an annual ghost tour by the California Riverside Ballet which takes guests through haunted downtown Riverside locations in October.

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